Elliott and Walton awarded Moton Family Challenge Scholarship

Farmville, Virginia – The Moton Family Challenge Scholarship committee is very pleased to announce that Jewel Elliott of Richmond, Virginia, granddaughter of James Stokes and Barbara Banks along with SaRoya Tynes Walton of Farmville, Virginia, granddaughter of Royal and Brenda Eanes, will both receive a $2500.00 merit-based, renewable scholarship as they head to college this fall. Both applicants excelled during the competitive application process.

The Moton Family Challenge Scholarship is awarded annually to two college-bound high school seniors who are direct lineal descendants of students who were affected by the public-school closings in Prince Edward County, Virginia from 1959 and 1964. The scholarships are renewable to full­ time students for up to three years after their first award.

The Scholarship Committee is thankful for the additional funding received from Dr.Twitty Styles, Barrye, Angus, and Geoffrey Wall as we work to expand our mission. They are honored to play a role in these students’ academic futures. The Moton Museum’ s Family Challenge Team understands the importance of sowing seeds into our future leaders.

We look forward to other eligible applicants applying next year so their educational dreams can be obtained. Please note that you do not have to reside in Prince Edward County to be eligible for the scholarship. Mrs. Joy Cabarrus Speakes, Chairperson of the Moton Family Challenge reminds us that there is “No investment is greater than an investment in education for the leaders of tomorrow”. If you are interested in supporting the Moton Family Challenge and our Scholarship efforts please visit www.motonmuseum.org/give/moton-family-challenge to learn more or contact Guest Services at 434.315.8775 (ext. 6).

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